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What should you expect in divorce mediation?

by | May 23, 2019 | Divorce Mediation

There are some divorcing couples in New Jersey who, despite the fact that they are ending their marriage, can be civil enough with each other to consider divorce mediation to get through the legal process. Of course, such an option doesn’t work for everyone. Each couple must consider their possible ability to get through the process successfully, so that they don’t waste time and financial resources.

So, if you decide that divorce mediation is an option for your case, what should you expect? Well, for starters, expect to have a greater feeling of controlling the outcome of your divorce. By engaging in back-and-forth negotiations and exploring creative approaches to solving any unique issues that pop up in the divorce case, you take the decision power onto yourself, as does your soon-to-be ex-spouse.

The mediator will be crucial in the process. The mediator is there to facilitate an open dialogue between the parties and attempt to craft an overall resolution to the case that can be ratified by a family law judge. In some instances, this means that the mediator will provide a careful explanation of the applicable law. In others, the mediator may help the spouses understand how a little “give and take” from one issue or another will benefit both people and help the case end in a fair manner.

Everyone’s marriage is unique, as is the end of it. However, New Jersey residents don’t need to go into a divorce thinking that every issue will become a brutal courtroom battle. For most people, there are other options to explore, such as divorce mediation.